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Chimenti, Margherita - soprano

Winton Dean

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Rome; fl 1733–46). Italian soprano. She sang at Camerino (in Vinci’s Artaserse) and Viterbo in 1733, and sang male parts in operas by Pergolesi and Leo in Naples (1734–5), and at Venice (1736). She spent two seasons at the King’s Theatre in London (1736–8), first with the Opera of the Nobility, then with Heidegger and Handel, again generally in male roles, making her début in Hasse’s Siroe and appearing

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